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Date of Issue: November 02, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Oct. 25

8 to 9 a.m. - "Wake up and smell the coffee" at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466.

Thursday, Oct. 26

9 to 10:15 a.m. - Beginning-to intermediate-level yoga class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

6 to 9 p.m. - Family Halloween night at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 27

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. - Goblin gathering and fall festival fun house at G.T. Bray Park, 5504 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5974. Fee applies.

6 to 9 p.m. - Parents night out hosted by the Island Baptist Church for children toilet-trained through fifth-grade, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-2979.

Saturday, Oct. 28

8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - ABC Boating class at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5801 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 795-6189. Fee applies.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club with guest Robin Haecher, former director of the Art Council of Manatee, at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

10 a.m. - AME Fall Festival parade from Holmes Beach City Hall to Anna Maria Elementary School in Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Sierra Club Energy Film Festival at the Sudakoff Center, 5845 General Dougher Place, Sarasota. Information: 330-9603. Fee applies.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - "Super Shark" Halloween fun at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Fall Festival at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

2 p.m. - "Betty Comora’s Swing Street Trio" at the Manatee Players’ Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

5:30 p.m. - Oktoberfest at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638. Fee applies.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Fall festival fun house at G.T. Bray Park, 5504 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5974. Fee applies.

8 to 11 p.m. - Halloween party/dance at the Bradenton Woman’s Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 773-0177. Fee applies.

Sunday, Oct. 29

3 p.m. - Sarasota POPS Orchestra featuring pianist Joyce Valentine at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 351-8000. Fee applies.

5:30 p.m. - Italian Harvest Party at the Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 761-2866. Fee applies.

Monday, Oct. 30

9 to 10:15 a.m. - Beginning- to intermediate-level yoga class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

7 to 9 p.m. - "The Way of the Heart" class at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Noon - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting with guest speaker on growing up in the Moonies and helping others heal at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.

3:30 p.m. - Costume contest and Trail of Treats departing from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-9412.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

Ongoing:

  • "Sweeney Todd" at Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Oct. 29. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Watercolor exhibit by Paul Acre at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Oct. 31. Information: 792-1039.
  • Faculty exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 3. Information: 778-2099.
  • "Latin American Art Exposition" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key, through Nov. 9. Information: 794-0650.

Coming up:

  • Flu shots at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Nov. 2.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Center’s Food for Life cooking class at St Bernard Catholic Church Nov. 3.
  • Fall Bazaar at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church Nov. 4.
  • Taste of Manatee Nov. 4-5.
  • Internet class at the Island Branch Library Nov. 6.
  • Flu shots at St. Bernard Catholic Church Nov. 6.
  • Island Young Professionals at Duffy’s Tavern Nov. 6.
  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce installation dinner at the Sun House Restaurant Nov. 6.

Save the Date:

  • Suncoast Winefest Nov. 11.
  • Empty Bowls downtown Bradenton Nov. 16.
  • Sandblast Nov. 18.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and Choir presents "Celebration of Autumn" Nov. 19.

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